Sunday, February 22, 2015
Coral Science Academy in Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas) looks to expand despite complaints from neighbors
MEANWHILE IN THEIR RENO, NEVADA CAMPUS THEY ARE LOOKING TO MOVE THE HIGH SCHOOL TO A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY. MAYBE THE BRIBES TO HARRY REID ARE PAYING OFF. http://www.ktvn.com/story/28099297/local-charter-school-expanding-into-old-bank-building The Coral Academy of Science is making plans to move its high school students to a new facility in Reno. The expansion is aimed at providing more opportunities for students in the science industry. Right now there are more than 400 students on the waiting list to get into the Coral Academy of Science schools. Administrators say by expanding into a new building, the STEM high school could open up many more doors for kids here, and could improve our workforce. The new high school will be expanding into the former Mutual of Omaha Bank along Neil Road. Executive Director Feyzi Tandogan says right now construction is being done to put in several high tech labs. “State of the art biology lab, state of the art chemistry lab, state of the art physics lab and computer lab." Other lab departments include a technology and engineering room, along with 15 additional AP classes. The price tag for the 5 star school is more than $1.3 million. Teachers say it's going to help prepare students for our growing tech workforce. "The workforce today demands people that are problem solvers and people that are equipped to use technology and things like that,” said Andrew Highison. We're also told the school is working closely with tech leaders, including reaching out to Tesla to find out what kids need to do to be ready for jobs in the industry. "It's going to be a good project for high school students and Tesla is going to be happy because of the Coral Academy of Science High School,” said Tandogan. We talked to Kripash, Lillian and Neha, three students who currently attend Coral Academy. They are part of the high school robotics team and have competed on the state level. They told Channel 2 News, with the opening of a new high school in the horizon, they want to take their work to the next level. "We're going to have a lot more time to work on the robot at school and more equipment to do so,” said Lillian McIntyre. Kripash Shrestha says he's optimistic the team will also do better in training and technology to get them ready for competitions. "I think next, we will win state championship and we'll go to Super Regional's and maybe qualify for Worlds,” said Shrestha. Classes at the new high school will serve 300 high school students next year, increasing to 400 the following year. Coral Academy of Science started opened up in 2000 with only about 40 students and have expanded a lot since then. Right now there are around 970 students who attend the elementary, middle and high schools. Since a new high school is opening up, there will be a shift of students in the other schools, which will open up more spots in all grade levels up to 1,400 students. Construction is expected to be done by mid-June and the new high school is slated to open up August 10th, 2015. For more information or to fill out an application, click here: http://www.coralacademy.org/
UPDATE THIS SCHOOL IS DELAYED TILL 2016
They will have to find another location.